Many people have their favourite type of condom. For some, a feeling of safety may be paramount. For others, they may want something thinner to help feel closer to their partner. Still others may love the feeling of a ribbed or dotted condom for extra sensation. We may all have our preferences, but it’s also great to experiment and try something new. Condoms also help one feel safe in the knowledge that they’re protected from the risk of pregnancy or infection.

Different condoms can completely transform your sexual experience: for intense sex, for creating additional sensations, for allowing you to feel comfortable and free, or all the way to providing new experiences to bring you closer together as a couple. And for you, maybe it will be all of the above!

Remember, what works for you may not work for your partner. Condoms come in different shapes, thicknesses, widths, materials, textures and lubes. To guide you, here are six moods with condoms to fit the situation.


Whether you feel like going all night- or for a shorter session using a whole night’s worth of energy - you might feel that you need a little bit of extra security. Durex Extra Safe condoms are slightly thicker than standard condoms (though still less than a tenth of a millimetre thick) and will help to give you the feeling of extra security.


For a feeling of deep connection and real intense contact, a thinner condom can make all the difference. Durex produces three Thin condoms: Thin Feel, Ultra Thin Feel and Intimate Feel, an extra thin condom with extra lubrication. These help transfer body-heat between the two of you, as well as helping you feel every movement, every twitch and every sensation.


As well as making oral sex safer, flavoured condoms also make it more fun! The Durex Taste Me condoms are flavoured with banana, strawberry, orange and apple for adding some taste to oral.


Ribbed condoms can add an intensity for both parties as the dots and ribs stimulate areas in new and exciting ways. The different textures provided by these condoms can feel as exciting as a sex toy. These dots and ribs can come in a number of different patterns; Durex produces the ribbed Tickle Me, the dotted Excite Me, and the Pleasure Me which combines the two, for dual pleasure.


All condoms come lubricated, it’s essential in preventing rips and breaks in the condom, but it also helps the two of you move together. If you’re feeling like you want to share a new experience, these lubricants can also provide added sensations. The Durex Tingle Me, is coated inside and out with a special tingling mint lube to provide a unique sensation to bring you closer as a couple.